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The Blues

Two former Blues players have lifted the lid on recently-retired NRL star Benji Marshall's brief spell in Super Rugby in 2014.

Sam Smith
19 Oct, 19:11

The Blues look set to challenge for another Super Rugby title next year, but a wildcard pick-up from the NPC could go some way to …

Alex McLeod
04 Aug, 0:30

Before the Super Rugby Aotearoa season kicked off, many fans were curious how Blues coach Leon MacDonald would utilise new utility…

Tom Vinicombe
19 Jun, 20:46

Four long-term stalwarts of the Blues have finished their careers with the Auckland franchise following Saturday night's 23-15 win…

Tom Vinicombe
19 Jun, 19:35

Analysis: There may be similarities in how NZ's Super Rugby teams play, but they each have their quirks.

Ben Wylie
16 Jun, 19:48

Two ex-Super Rugby stars have outlined who they believe could push their way into the All Blacks squad with strong performances in…

Sam Smith
16 Jun, 2:29

An ex-All Black and a Super Rugby title-winner have shut down concerns over the validity of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman just days bef…

Alex McLeod
15 Jun, 22:48

The Blues have enjoyed a fantastic run of form in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman with four wins from four and a shot at the final this w…

Tom Raine
08 Jun, 19:43

Leon MacDonald has urged his side to not get ahead of themselves as the Blues prepare for a tough outing against a hardy Brumbies …

Online Editors
26 May, 23:14

Former Blues hooker James Parsons believes there is plenty more at stake than what most onlookers realise when Super Rugby Trans-T…

Sam Smith
05 May, 1:04

Ioane talked about learning a few lessons and rediscovering his love for the game and a lot of us went down the lazy route of decl…

Hamish Bidwell
26 Apr, 21:54

It's hard to believe that the Blues were prepared to use a midfielder who hadn't started all year as the centre piece of their gam…

Ben Smith
26 Apr, 19:57

Two weeks ago, the Blues were heading into their match with the Crusaders knowing that a victory would put them in great stead to …

Sam Smith
31 Mar, 16:55

The direct nature of Tupaea's confrontational running caused problems for the Blues all night, where he made three line breaks and…

Sam Smith
27 Mar, 19:52

For a team that is so often accused of being overhyped, a second straight defeat could see those accusations return for the Blues.

Michael Pulman
25 Mar, 18:24

The Blues weren’t just a Super Rugby also-ran for a decade or more, they weren’t even relevant. No, the Blues were an utter em…

Hamish Bidwell
15 Mar, 21:37